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2018-11-07 Clamping force blocks for robot-assisted pallet loading

Clamping force blocks for robot-assisted pallet loading
High clamping force, compact design, low weight - SCHUNK TANDEM plus 140 clamping force blocks are particularly designed for the robot-assisted pallet loading of machine tools. The modules ensure process-reliable workpiece clamping in confined spaces and open up a lot of space for handling the workpiece weight. With their compact square base area of 140 mm x 140 mm they are particularly... Go to press info

2018-10-31 Versatile clamping module for automated machine loading

Versatile clamping module for automated machine loading
SCHUNK particularly developed the VERO-S NSE-A3 138 automation component for automated machine tool loading as well as for applications in handling, assembly, and automation technology. The clamping module is part of the extensive SCHUNK VERO-S modular system, which allows for more than 1,000 possible combinations for efficient workpiece clamping. For process-reliable workpiece and clamping... Go to press info

2018-10-17 Online configurations and intelligent CAD models minimize design time for gripping systems

Online configurations and intelligent CAD models minimize design time for gripping systems
Within the framework of its digitalization strategy, SCHUNK the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology rapidly expands its range of digital tools based on eCATALOGsolutions technology from CADENAS: After the successful start of the SCHUNK online configurator for assembly automation, the world's first 3D configurator for gripper/swivel units is now set to follow in its... Go to press info

2018-10-10 Compact 24 V permanent magnetic gripper with integrated electronics

Compact 24 V permanent magnetic gripper with integrated electronics
In the field of automated loading and unloading of machine tools and when handling ferromagnetic raw materials, the significance of magnetic grippers with electro-permanent magnets has considerably increased. Reasons for this are the high power density and energy efficiency and the decidedly favorable interfering contour for handling. After the successes of the SCHUNK EGM series for systems in... Go to press info

2018-09-10 Compact tool quick-changer for handling weights of up to 16 kg

Compact tool quick-changer for handling weights of up to 16 kg
The pneumatically actuated SCHUNK SWS-007 quick-change system enables swift and process-reliable exchange of grippers and other tools of up to 16 kg at the robot front end. By integrating many functional features directly into the module, particularly compact quick-change solutions are possible. The effect: Compressed air supply of actuators and tools can be carried out either laterally or... Go to press info

2018-09-03 Clamping technology for the smart factory

Clamping technology for the smart factory
"On the path toward achieving the smart factory, gripping systems and clamping devices will take a central role in the future," asserted Henrik A. Schunk with a view to AMB 2018. "They enable efficient flexibilization as well as process monitoring and optimization closest to the part," explained the Chief Executive Officer of SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG from Lauffen am Neckar. At the leading... Go to press info

2018-07-20 3D printing service for additively manufactured mechanical engineering components

3D printing service for additively manufactured mechanical engineering components
Upload data, select material and quantity, send order – like with an online photo service, designers and systems planners at the SCHUNK 3D-Printservice can quickly and easily commission gripping system and clamping technology components for additive production. Whether it is adapter plates, devices, protective covers or function-integrated components: All parts are made of polyamide (PA 2201),... Go to press info

2018-07-16 Complete gripping system kit for Universal Robots robot arms

Complete gripping system kit for Universal Robots robot arms
Automating fast, easy, and flexible – this is the aim of the SCHUNK gripping system kit, which is compatible with all Universal Robots robot arms. SCHUNK offers as the world's first manufacturer a comprehensive range of standardized components for the 6-axis lightweight UR robots, which comprises both fields of application, gripping and changing as well as measuring forces and torques... Go to press info

2018-05-28 Working hand in hand with robots

Working hand in hand with robots
1. Following the certification of the SCHUNK SVH 5-finger hand, the SCHUNK Co-act EGP-C gripper has now also been DGUV certified for HRC operations by the German Social Accident Insurance. Why is certifying individual components so important for you, when it is actually the entire automated system as a whole that has to be certified for collaborative operation? At our current stage, a large... Go to press info

2018-05-16 MAGNOPLATE: smarter universal workpiece carriers for depanelling systems

MAGNOPLATE: smarter universal workpiece carriers for depanelling systems
SCHUNK Electronic Solutions has developed MAGNOPLATE – a universal workpiece holder for depanelling machines that places magnetic carrier pins with a milling head on a support plate. This results in lightning-fast brackets for new assembly groups. The advantage for users: You start new jobs faster without having to wait for the time-consuming production of suitable workpiece carriers... Go to press info

2018-04-18 Teamwork between humans and robots in the electronics industry

Teamwork between humans and robots in the electronics industry
At SCHUNK, everything is moving at such a rapid pace when it comes to collaboration. Following an initial pilot application in its own gripper assembly, the innovative family-owned company is now showcasing on a demo system from its subsidiary SCHUNK Electronic Solutions, how depanelling machines can be made collaborative for the electronics industry and the benefits resulting from this. Go to press info

2018-04-04 Lightweight chuck enables minimum acceleration and braking times

Lightweight chuck enables minimum acceleration and braking times
The SCHUNK ROTA NCE lightweight chuck ensures high dynamics during the turning process. For the first time ever, it has been possible to combine a lightweight design, maximum bearing load capacity, and a large chuck bore in a single lathe chuck. The wedge hook power chuck from SCHUNK, the competence leader in gripping systems and clamping technology, convinces with an impressive high bearing... Go to press info

2018-03-28 The dovetail pin allows flat workpieces to be clamped directly

The dovetail pin allows flat workpieces to be clamped directly
For the first time ever, the SCHUNK VERO-S quick-change pallet system can be used to clamp flat workpieces directly in the SCHUNK VERO-S quick-change pallet system. This results in completely new possibilities for machining thin workpieces, mold halves or free-form parts in machining metalworking, in tool and mold making, as well as in structural and chassis components for the aerospace... Go to press info

2018-03-14 One-piece pull-down jaw combines precision and efficiency

One-piece pull-down jaw combines precision and efficiency
The attractively priced SCHUNK pull-down jaw SNB promises high accuracy on the workpiece, minimal cleaning effort and a longer service life. Unlike previous chuck jaw systems on the market with active pull-down function, the SCHUNK SNB is built in one piece. This ensures a particularly precise workpiece support, a repeatable zero point independent of the clamping force present, increased... Go to press info

2018-03-07 Magnetic chucks display the clamping status – modular control unit increases user comfort

Magnetic chucks display the clamping status –  modular control unit increases user comfort
SCHUNK MAGNOS magnetic chucks provide low-deformation workpiece clamping, free accessibility, and a fast workpiece change. To further increase operating comfort, all SCHUNK MAGNOS square pole plates are equipped with a status display from now on by default. It displays the current clamping status continuously, even when the magnetic chuck has been disconnected from the control and is in a... Go to press info

2018-02-08 Sealed 6-jaw power chuck with pendulum compensation

Sealed 6-jaw power chuck with pendulum compensation
SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology has expanded its product range with a sealed 6-jaw pendulum compensation chuck for clamping deformation-sensitive workpieces. The special seals located on the serrated jaw interface and pistons of the SCHUNK ROTA NCR-A prevent grease from being flushed out and prevent the clamping force from being gradually lost... Go to press info

2018-01-30 Freely programmable magnetic switches for gripping systems in potentially explosive atmospheres

Freely programmable magnetic switches for gripping systems in potentially explosive atmospheres
SCHUNK is now offering a freely programmable and universally applicable magnetic switch with ATEX certification for device group II, category 2 for monitoring gripping systems in potentially explosive areas. The MMS 22-PI1-EX has a freely programmable switching point and detects a magnet inside of the actuator. It can be placed directly in the C-slot of the gripping or rotary modules with no... Go to press info

2018-01-22 Experts' meeting on the smart future with cobots and co-acts

Experts' meeting on the smart future with cobots and co-acts
Probably the most impressive symposium of the service robotics movement celebrates a major anniversary: SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, is holding the now-legendary SCHUNK Expert Days on Service Robotics for the tenth time. According to the motto "Smart Future with Cobots and Co-acts," the world's leading communication platform for applied service... Go to press info

2018-01-18 Lightweight jaws offer numerous advantages in turning

Lightweight jaws offer numerous advantages in turning
With a wide range of lightweight initiatives with chuck jaws, SCHUNK is breathing new life into turning applications. The competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology is now offering a range of diverse claw and stepped jaw models for raw part clamping from the world's largest range of standard chuck jaws also optionally as a lightweight version. Depending on the jaw type,... Go to press info

2017-12-18 Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
We have almost completed the final stretch. The preparations for the coming year are in full swing. But now the quiet time of the year is ahead of us. We wish you, your colleagues, employees, families and friends a relaxing and peaceful holiday season. Reflect on the year gone by with us and let us re-live the highlights together. Take the time to review and take stock of the year 2017. Go to press info

2017-11-23 Combined gripping and rotating with 24 volts

Combined gripping and rotating with 24 volts
SCHUNK is continuing to expand its 24 V modular system for assembly automation: soon, the world's most compact electrical gripper swivel unit, the SCHUNK EGS, will also be available in size 40, and thereby parts weighing up to 0.55 kg can now be handled and rotated in extremely compact spaces. A coupling of the gripping and swivel gears, patented by SCHUNK, enables continuous rotation of the ... Go to press info

2017-10-09 First certified industrial gripper for collaborative operation

First certified industrial gripper for collaborative operation
SCHUNK is building on its advantage when it comes to grippers for collaborative operation: with the SCHUNK Co-act gripper EGP-C, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology is presenting for the first time an inherently safe industrial gripper that is certified and approved for collaborative operation by the German Social Accident Insurance DGUV... Go to press info

2017-09-26 Within your grasp: locker room conversations with world-class goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann

Within your grasp: locker room conversations with world-class goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann
Just in time for the start of Jens Lehmann's appointment as co-trainer at Arsenal FC, SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, will launch a smart online format of its marketing campaign with the no. 1 goalkeeper in August: The "Jens Lehmann Locker Room Conversations" Go to press info

2017-09-22 A new flagship for quick-change pallet technology

A new flagship for quick-change pallet technology
SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, is introducing two premium quick-change pallet modules with unique features on the marekt: The VERO-S NSE3 138 quick-change pallet module and the VERO-S NSE-T3 138 tombstone module. Go to press info

2017-06-30 Automated production of small batch sizes

Automated production of small batch sizes
Considerable success has been made in automated machine loading: even in the produc-tion of extremely small batches it is possible to significantly reduce setup-related down-times and to achieve full machine utilization around the clock with minimal manpower. The well-considered choice of clamping devices and gripping systems is a decisive factor in this respect. Go to press info

2017-06-27 Using HRC Grippers with Machine Tools

Using HRC Grippers with Machine Tools
Typically robots used in manufacturing are kept in cages, to protect people working near them from getting hurt. According to many handling experts, this is now changing and that the direct collaboration of humans with robots will soon be an integral part of production automation in a few years. SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamp-ing technology are working on ... Go to press info

2017-04-11 Intelligent gripping systems for smart production – HMI 2017

Intelligent gripping systems for smart production – HMI 2017
“Over the next five years, industrial gripping will be reinvented,“ emphasized Dr. Markus Klaiber, Technical Director/CTO at SCHUNK, in advance of the Hannover Messe 2017. “For implementing the scenarios of Industry 4.0, the human/robot collaboration, and the service and assistance robotics, need intelligent, sensitive, and highly-networked gripping systems, which independently recognize the workpieces, ... Go to press info

2017-02-16 Clamping pin of the quick-change pallet system with integrated gauge balance

Clamping pin of the quick-change pallet system with integrated gauge balance
Until today it has been difficult to directly clamp on a quick-change pallet system large workpieces due to thermal dynamics, inherent stress or other difficulties in accurately mounting clamping pins for quick-change pallets. SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems provides the right solution ... Go to press info

2017-01-18 Specialists for micro cutting – now in sealed design available

Specialists for micro cutting – now in sealed design available
For many years, the TRIBOS polygonal clamping technology, developed and patented by SCHUNK, are setting benchmarks in the field of metal cutting. Its high absolute accuracy, dy-namics and excellent rigidity and damping value allow best surface qualities and long tool lives. In order to open up the potentials of modern HSC cutting edges and spindles more comprehensively... Go to press info

2017-01-10 TENDO Slim 4ax – Now available in stock!

TENDO Slim 4ax – Now available in stock!
The first hydraulic expansion toolholder with standardized heat shrink contour is available in stock in 10 diameters and 7 lengths. Go to press info

2016-12-19 Maximum flexibility and efficiency on the clamping force blocks

Maximum flexibility and efficiency on the clamping force blocks
The SCHUNK TANDEM TBA-D supporting jaw system transforms the SCHUNK TANDEM plus clamping force blocks into multi-purpose powerhouses. For the first time it is possible to cover the whole clamping areas with clamping inserts from the SCHUNK standard chuck jaw program for stationary workpiece clamping... Go to press info

2016-12-07 Designer jaws increase efficiency in finish machining

Designer jaws increase efficiency in finish machining
The intelligent jaw design of the SCHUNK UVB-HS soft chuck jaws from SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology defines a new class of efficiency in lathe chuck technology. With a combination of overheight and angle cutting, it achieves a whole bundle of efficiency effects during finish machining of workpieces. Go to press info

2016-11-28 PLC functional module accelerates programming of pneumatic high-speed pickers

PLC functional module accelerates programming of pneumatic high-speed pickers
In the electronics, medical technology and consumer goods assembly areas, the pneumati-cally controlled high-performance assembly units SCHUNK PPU-P and SCHUNK DRL are seen as the benchmark for highly dynamic pick & place operations. To make their commissioning even more convenient, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping sys-tems has now developed ... Go to press info

2016-11-14 Intelligent clamping pressure adjustment speeds up tool change

Intelligent clamping pressure adjustment speeds up tool change
The SCHUNK TRIBOS fixed scanner stationary reading system for SCHUNK TRIBOS precision toolholders for micro machining promises more speed and maximum process reliability when changing tools. The intelligent clamping pressure adjustment system is permanently installed on SCHUNK TRIBOS SVP clamping devices and is connected to the ... Go to press info

2016-08-29 Energy-efficient, lightweight chucks featuring high rigidity and minimal cycle times

Energy-efficient, lightweight chucks featuring high rigidity and minimal cycle times
SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems is the first manufacturer to successfully combine lightweight design with maximum payload capacity and an extraordinary design in a single power chuck... Go to press info

2016-06-22 Lightweight gripper enables high throughput during palletizing

Lightweight gripper enables high throughput during palletizing
When it is necessary to stack such different articles as cleaners, inkjet printers or potato chips on pallets, the SCHUNK LEG variable multi-axis gripper speeds up the task. With fixed central jaws, individually configurable fingers of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and a pneumatic ejector, it is designed to handle several products at once, to boost your palletizing capacity. Go to press info

2016-03-24 Square pole technology boosts productivity in flat grinding

Square pole technology boosts productivity in flat grinding
SCHUNK MAGNOS parallel pole, square pole, and radial pole plates ensure reliable workpiece clamping, quick workpiece changes, and particularly efficient processes when it comes to grinding applications. Among other things, SCHUNK MAGNOS square pole grinding plates boost productivity by up to 200%, compared to conventional solutions using parallel pole technology... Go to press info

2016-03-14 Schunk showcases trend-setting solutions for efficient production

Schunk showcases trend-setting solutions for efficient production
SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems, will show users how to stay on top and maximize their production efficiency at INDUSTRIE PARIS 2016. Go to press info